What’s New in EDU UK

This week’s updates from the Microsoft EDU Team UK! Every Tuesday, we will be sharing the top news coming from Microsoft in Education globally and highlighting any must read blogs and videos to keep you up to date with Microsoft in Education in the UK and globally. Our ‘What’s New in EDU UK’ blog will…


Azure Government – Missing Features or Services?

If you’ve experimented with the general Azure cloud (often called Microsoft Azure Commercial or MAC), it can be a shock when you move into Microsoft Azure Government (MAG) and notice not everything is the same.  Today I’m briefly going to discuss why there are feature differences, how to track them down, and how to lobby…


MIEE Spotlight-Alexander Forrest

Today’s MIEE Spotlight is on Innovative Teacher Alexander Forrest, who has been utilising Microsoft products in the classroom for nearly 10 years! Beginning as a  Microsoft Innovative Teacher in 2008, Alexander participated in an 18 month project entitled “Addressing Gender Issues through Immersion in ICT” as part of the Microsoft Partners in Learning initiative run…


Agility and Feedback with OneNote

Educators are constantly assessing their students on content knowledge. We often walk around the classroom to see where students are at, whole class probe, and commonly use “exit tickets” as a strategy for formative assessment. The process can feel both repetitive and limiting. Thankfully, all of this can be done without the educator being “trapped”…


New Surface Pro 2017 Ergonomic VESA Dock shipping worldwide

Inspired by the Microsoft Garage 3-in-1 Dock, Vertical Surface Docks for Surface Pro 2017, Surface Pro 4, and Surface Pro 3 are shipping worldwide. We’re grateful to early adopters from 10 countries for spreading the word about ergonomics and embracing our open-source hardware designs. View the demo video and join us on our ergonomic mission!…


Showcase School Case Study- Darran Park Primary School

Darran Park Primary School is in Ferndale in the Rhondda Cynon Taff local authority of South Wales. The school has 340 pupils, from nursery to Year 6, taught in 12 mainstream classes, three of which are mixed age. The school is currently a pioneer school and is working with the Welsh Government and other schools…


MIEE Spotlight- Roxanne Gregory

Today’s MIEE Spotlight is on the amazing Roxanne, an enthusiastic Mathematics Teacher at our Microsoft Training Academy, Shireland Collegiate Academy. Roxanne uses Microsoft technology as a core infrastructure to her classroom practice. Utilising Shireland’s 1-1 Microsoft Surface deployment, students access Class sites through SharePoint or Microsoft Teams to allow them to collaboratively work both inside…


MIEE Spotlight- Dan Bunker

Today’s MIEE Spotlight is on Dan Bunker, an Educational Technologist working at United Learning- a Multiple Academy Trust in the UK, supporting effective technology use across the primary phase with Office 365. Dan provides regular support to 18 primary schools with CPD training across the Office 365 range, utilising the Microsoft Educator Community to support…


Microsoft Tech Summit is going government – register today!

Announcing the Microsoft Government Tech Summit coming to Washington DC March 5-6, 2018! Build your cloud skills during this free technical learning event for IT professionals and developers. We’re hitting the road with our top engineers to bring you two days of in-depth sessions, networking opportunities, industry insights, and hands-on skill building with the experts…


Upcoming Events @MicrosoftEdu UK

As the end of 2017 draws closer, this week we see the last of our #MicrosoftEdu UK Roadshow series for the year, fulfilling our mission to empower the students and teachers of today to create the world of tomorrow. This week we are travelling to Wales, Birmingham and Leicester to share all things Microsoft with…